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Feinstein, Elaine

Works: 116 works in 609 publications in 12 languages and 14,653 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Drama  Biographical television programs  Television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: PG3476.A324, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elaine Feinstein
Ted Hughes : the life of a poet by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Ted Hughes ended his days as England's beloved poet laureate, his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He never entirely recovered from the suicide of his wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, for which many have held his adultery responsible. In this insightful biography, the first written since Hughes's death, Elaine Feinstein explores an altogether more complex situation, throwing new light on his relationship with his lover Assia Wevill, who later killed herself along with their young daughter
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from Evening, Rosary, White flock, Plantain, Anno Domini, Reed, The Seventh book
Anna of all the Russias : the life of Anna Akhmatova by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Russian poet details the passions that informed her poetry, the banning of her work before and after World War II, her three marriages, her anti-Stalinist beliefs, and her friendship with Shostakovich and Pasternak
Lawrence and the women : the intimate life of D.H. Lawrence by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence is recognized as one of the greatest novelists of this century. His work is taught in schools and universities all over the world. Yet, more than thirty years after the failure to ban Lady Chatterley's Lover in England fundamentally changed the moral climate of that country and of America, Lawrence remains a controversial figure. Regarded by many women during his lifetime as a sexual prophet, in recent years his supposed misogyny has drawn fierce condemnation from feminist critics. In this new biography of Lawrence, Elaine Feinstein explores his relationships with the women in his own life, many of whom have their counterparts in his novels. She traces the obsessive nature of his love for his mother, Lydia; his difficult relationship with his first sweetheart, Jessie Chambers; his pursuit of the bisexual Helen Corke; and the failure of his youthful engagement to Louisa Burrows. She gives a fascinating account of his long, battling marriage to Frieda von Richthofen; his friendships with women writers like Katherine Mansfield and Catherine Carswell; and the attachment to Lawrence of patronesses such as Lady Ottoline Morrell, Lady Cynthia Asquith and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Lawrence and the Women investigates the paradoxes of Lawrence's personality. He was considered to have a rare understanding of women's sexuality, yet his own sexual relationships were unusually difficult. He put all his faith in the energies of the body, yet his own was frail and sickly. He argued that women needed to submit to men, but he never succeeded in dominating his own wife, Frieda. With a novelist's eye for detail and uncanny intuition about character, Elaine Feinstein probes the sources of Lawrence's attitudes toward women with candor and compassion. Always responsive to the poetry and power of his writing, she offers a fresh and surprising portrait of one of the most misunderstood literary figures of our time
Pushkin : a biography by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin's preeminence as the father of Russian literature is undisputed. Lyric poet, writer of ironic fairy tales, and the author of the verse novel Evgeny Onegin, Pushkin led a life as dramatic as any story he invented, filled with political censorship, unrequited love, dramatic duels, but most of all, brilliant artistic intensity. Elaine Feinstein's discerning new biography reveals a man of reckless ebullience whose unruly behavior concealed an enduring loneliness
A captive lion : the life of Marina Tsvetayeva by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umfassende Biographie der bedeutenden russischen Lyrikerin (1892-1941)
Bessie Smith by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents the great blues singer, from her early days with Ma and Pa Rainer in the Moses Stokes Travelling Show, through her disastrous marriage and various lesbian affairs to her wild lifestyle on the road in her yellow Pullman railroad car
The border by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Marina Tsvetayeva by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some unease and angels : selected poems by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Chatterley's confession by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark inheritance by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel is bored with her life. A chance meeting takes her to Rome where the exploration of a bestseller & its author leads to a series of revelatory meetings. Also in the city are Joshua, an ex-lover, & Emanuel Cellini, a politician with connections
Mother's girl by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een joodse vrouw vertelt haar halfzuster, die is overgekomen voor de begrafenis van hun vader, haar levensgeschiedenis
All you need by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da manden kommer i fængsel for bedrageri, flytter Nell med datteren til London, og her skaber hun sin egen tilværelse indenfor Teater-, litteratur- og TV-verdenen
The shadow master by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vee, is a forty-something year old, living in Istanbul and directly descended from Sabbatai Zevi, the 17th-century Jewish Messianic figure who recanted to Islam. Vee has slowly over the years been taking up his ancestor's work; and the shadow of God begins moving across Europe, causing civil disturbance. In the loosing of evil and chaos which must be expunged before He can arrive, Jews are blamed for the uproar
First draft : poems by Nika Turbina( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country diary of an Edwardian lady by Dirk Campbell( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-part British television dramatization of Edith Holden's bestselling book, exploring the character of the woman who wrote Nature Notes for 1906 and the world she knew. Each episode is a celebration of a month in 1906 and is described by Edith with the prose, poetry, and watercolor illustrations that made her book popular
The Russian Jerusalem by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in present day St. Petersburg, this novel explores the landscape of 20th century Russian literature through imagined encounters with the great writers of Russia's literary past. With poet Marina Tsvetaeva as the guide, meet the ghosts of writers such as Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, and Joseph Brodsky, whose worlds are interspersed with original poems, new translations of Russian poems, and striking images of Stalinist propaganda. This book reconstructs the tragic lives of many Russian writers, often Jewish, during the long period of Soviet terror and re-establish
Talking to the dead by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate collection of poetry from Elaine Feinstein, 'Talking to the Dead' evokes her long marriage, and the remembered voice of her dead husband
Bride of ice : new selected poems by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elaine Feinstein first read the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva in Russian in the 1960s, the encounter transformed her. 'What drew me to her initially, ' she writes, 'was the intensity of her emotions, and the honesty with which she exposed them.' Her translations, first published to great acclaim in 1971, introduced Tsvetaeva to English readers. It was the start of Feinstein's continuing engagement with a poet who has been an enduring, challenging inspiration to her, and whose life she has written. To this enlarged edition Elaine Feinstein adds five major pieces. 'Girlfriend', a sequence of lyri
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Ted Hughes : the life of a poet
Alternative Names
Elaine Feinstein Autorin

Elaine Feinstein poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator

Fajnštejn, Èlen.

Fajnštejn, Ėlen 1930-

Feinstein, Elaine

Файнштейн, Элен

Файнштейн, Элен 1930-...)

פיינסטיין, איליין

ファインスタイン, イレイン

ファインスタイン, エレーヌ

Selected poemsAnna of all the Russias : the life of Anna AkhmatovaLawrence and the women : the intimate life of D.H. LawrencePushkin : a biographyThe borderLady Chatterley's confessionDark inheritanceThe Russian Jerusalem